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‘Raven Rock’ tells story of country’s Doomsday plans

‘Raven Rock’ tells story of country’s Doomsday plans

Soon after the onset of the Cold War, bureaucrats began to design elaborate, expensive and secret Doomsday projects to ensure “Continuity of Government.” In 1953, Raven Rock, a massive underground “alternative Pentagon,” located 65 miles from Washington, D.C., became operational. A year later, workers began to transform Mount Weather, a forecasting facility in Virginia, into […]

Interracial marriage since the Loving case

Interracial marriage since the Loving case

Census data shows it’s more common, but acceptance is still not universal BY ROBERT MCCOPPIN AND GRACE WONG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS ELMHURST, Ill. — While volunteering at her daughter’s school, Rachel Gregersen noticed something that bothered her. Her 8-year-old daughter was the only African-American she saw in her class. “I was seeing the world through her […]

Dad’s Day, Dad’s Way

Dad’s Day, Dad’s Way

Gift ideas sure to bring a smile From Family Features Finding the perfect gift for dear ol’ dad may be easier than you think. Show that you’ve paid attention all these years and know what it takes to make him smile. From gifts that make practical tasks easier to accessories for his favorite pleasure pursuits, […]

Bank taking essays, art projects for financial literacy contest

Bank taking essays, art projects for financial literacy contest

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black-owned bank, is expanding its seventh annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest to include 10 winners, up from three. The contest has also evolved to include the best essays and the best art projects that represent the “I Got Bank!” theme. OneUnited Bank is […]

Documentary explores Tampa Black business district, 1967 riot

Documentary explores Tampa Black business district, 1967 riot

FROM STAFF REPORTS A documentary titled “Tampa Technique: Rise, Demise, and Remembrance of Central Avenue’’ analyzes the strategic and calculated Civil Rights Movement in Tampa through the lens of Central Avenue. Segregation created the thriving Black business district before a 1967 riot led to its physical and symbolic destruction. University of South Florida instructor and […]

‘A Dining Room of Hope’

‘A Dining Room of Hope’

Aaron’s House event raises awareness, funds to help individuals living with bipolar disorder and depression and their families. BY JENISE GRIFFIN FLORIDA COURIER TAMPA – Pamela Robinson paused at each table in the large waterfront dining room and offered a warm smile and heartfelt greetings to the many friends, family members and supporters who had […]

Will future theme parks be based on original ideas?

Will future theme parks be based on original ideas?

Universal’s Volcano Bay doesn’t have movie, book or TV tie-in BY ROBERT NILES MERCURY NEWS/TNS Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious, Frozen. Why can’t theme parks come up with new attractions based on original ideas? While some fans might long for the days when Disney opened new rides and shows such as […]

Radio host receives honorary doctorate from Shaw

Radio host receives honorary doctorate from Shaw

Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner urged the 202 graduates of Shaw University on May 13 to follow the lead of their new alma mater to become doers who “change the game.” He reminded graduates that Shaw changed the game often, as the first institution of higher learning established for freedmen, the first college in […]

7 facts about the Muslim holiday Ramadan

7 facts about the Muslim holiday Ramadan

BY CHRISTINE CLARRIDGE SEATTLE TIMES/TNS Regardless of your faith, you may well know that Ramadan is a holy period for Muslims that is marked by reflection and fasting during the day. The 30-day holiday is based on the lunar calendar and officially began in the United States this year on Saturday but Muslims usually begin […]

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

South Florida hip-hop radio personality “Papa Keith’’ in conjunction with 103.5 The Beat and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon will present “People Matter Fest,” a day celebrating life, unity, music and non-violence in Liberty City. The Miami festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Charles Hadley Park, […]